Dana White on Anderson Silva Steroids Positive: ‘It Screwed Me Up for a Few Days’

February 16, 2015
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Even UFC president Dana White admits that he was shook up over Anderson Silva testing positive for steroids recently. But he says there are changes brewing in the UFC and we’re all going to find out about them soon.

> SEE ALSO: UFC To Hold PEDs Press Conference on February 18

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  • Oos

    Meanwhile…. jon jones continue to do coke! and is aye ok everyone! 😀 coke is not a banned substance! 😀

    Dana is a idiot if he think silva always been on steroid.. maybe he took it so he could heal faster. Him acting all surprise is bullcrap and if silva consequences is worst than jones? I’m done with this dumb sport. Jones omg let help him let show him our support… yet people like diaz, riddle does weed get huge fines and suspension… Jones.. 25k fine like it mean anything to help.. no suspension and no title taken away.

    • Timothy Malone

      I know! Just like Diaz and Riddle got busted for in-competition illegal drug tests, Jon Jones was doing cocaine in the middle of the fight. Also remember when he got a DUI during competition? He got drunk and then during his walkout drove his car to the Octagon and hit a bunch of people and Dana still let him fight. It’s ridiculous the double standards.

      • lsd

        Whoa, I remember that… I think just me and you saw that bro! Everyone else looks at me like I am cracked when I bring that up.

      • snapdad

        i got to ask. are you dana white’s son? it seems like in every post, no matter how corrupt things are getting, you find a way to back dana white.

        • Wardsize

          Sarcasm, ever heard of it?

          • snapdad

            he is being sarcastic in a way to back d. white. look at some of his other posts.

          • Sir_Roy

            I think certain fans go overboard in certain of the comments surrounding Dana White. Timothy is not wrong in expressing disdain here and there for it.

            Foaming at the mouth and going all “Dana is a big fat pig!” on the forums is as counterproductive, if not more so, as being apathetic or simply naive about it all.

            Dana makes both good and bad points. He’s made great decisions, and terrible ones. At the end of the day, he’s a 10% shareholder and the president of the company (i.e. a business man). He’s promoting a business and yes, he’s in it to make money.

            Blaming everything that is bad about the sport in general on Dana White, as though he has all the means to do everything about it, and this effective immediately, is ridiculous. He’s not these athlete’s mother, he can’t control what they do behind closed doors, and there is no easy fix to this problem. It will take time … and money … to adequately monitor and fix this long, long standing problem in top tier competition and athletics.

        • Timothy Malone

          You don’t have to be Dana White’s son to know the difference between in-competition and out-of-competition drug tests.

    • vinceNYC

      Imagine if you had a brain …right Silva never did this b4..roflmao

    • TheCerealKiller

      What rule did Jones break? Go back to the kids table.

      • Piotr

        He broke the UFC code of conduct clause. The UFC could have fired him for it if they wanted to. They’ve done it to others.

      • lsd

        He abused cocaine. It is an illegal drug in most countries even if you have money. A law is rule, made to represent an agreement that a particular social norm is necessary to maintain social order.

        • TheCerealKiller

          Yes, but it’s not illegal to have cocaine in your system.

          • yeahbuddy

            It is illegal as that would make you under the influence of a controlled substance. Now it’s not a rule in the athletic commissions that you can’t do coke outside the 12 hour window before the fight.

      • snapdad

        I don’t think it bothers me so much that the fighters are smoking weed/doing cocaine. I think what bothers me is that the consequences vary depending who you are. I think the fighters should sign a contract that states while under contract if you do this, this, or that then a specific consequence is given. this way everyone gets treated the same. if your boss told you that you cant smoke weed while employed at his company, either your going to not smoke or find another job.

        • TheCerealKiller

          The only reason he got any punishment is because of the haters/Diaz fans that went nuts. They are not suppose to test for narcotics outside of competition. The UFC is actually breaking the rules by releasing the results. I agree that I don’t care what they do in their spare time, but they should get some solid penalties in righting. The only problem, $25,000 would cripple a smaller fighter.

          • snapdad

            agreed. they should fine fighters by taking a percentage of their overall pay, that way higher paid fighters would be getting hit harder than the lower paid fighters. and the percentage should be extreme.

      • earlsimmons

        doesnt the ufc have a code of conduct and right to fire/punish anyone who violates it? It sounds like your saying that if you work for a business and bring porn in and your employer doesnt have a rule against porn you cant be fired? WHAT?

        “fighters will not commit any act or become involved in any situation or occurrence or make any statement which will reflect negatively upon or bring disrepute, contempt, scandal, ridicule or disdain to the fighter or the UFC.”

        Looks to me like he violated the code of conduct. sit down please.

    • Eric Pope

      How do you know,this is Silva first time.because he never got caught,lol, that’s what every convict says, it’s my first time.Silva testing positive is probably more an indictment of the prevalence of peds in mma

      • The Blessed Trinity

        The Blessed Trinity

        It is by action we dollar for justice.
        It is by dollars our justice is actioned.
        It is by justice we action dollars.

        This interpretation of His words… the unity of action, justice and dollars is inseparable. Take one away and you are left with nothing. Would you action dollars without justice? If you have dollars for justice… will you not action them? How will you action for justice without dollars?
        (Excerpt of Slaygor’s Commencement Speech at Northeastern Poly Octane A&M State Tech University)

  • Sincero100mpre

    There is some favoritism in here. The fight should have been awarded to Diaz. Marihuana is not an enhancement drug, such as steroids. Therefore, the real cheater here is Silva. However, Dana is supporting him.

    • Groinstrike

      No. It should be ruled a no contest. No fights are ever awarded to anyone. They are ruled NC. No fighter who lost, and his opponent tested positive have the fight awarded to them. Not in the UFC, and not in boxing. It’s not about favoritism. Seriously people piss me off when talking about the UFC. When you compare the code of conduct at the UFC vs other sports it’s way more strict. Even look at soccer. Those guys aren’t tested like UFC. Or football. They don’t do testing during playoffs, or super bowl.

      • lsd

        I don’t watch football personally, or soccer for that matter but that is not the point. A level playing field should be a fundamental goal of any organized sport. If you should chose to impair yourself that should be ok, but to enhance your capabilities with an illegal substance is a slap in the face to all the people in the sport busting their ass doing it the proper way.

    • yeahbuddy

      I love weed but it’s a fact the estrogen in the plant causes your body to produce testosterone to balance it out, it’s part of the reason smoking weed is attributed to hair loss.

      • gte

        wow…. hope you are trolling….
        if you’re not, don’t believe everything you read on the interwebs

        • earlsimmons

          and yet your provide nothing to dispute it soooooo we should believe you???

  • tire iron

    I have supported the UFC (bought ppv’s) since the beginning 20 years ago. I’m going to step back and wait for it to be cleaned up a bit, lately the UFC seems more like WWE than I can enjoy and support. My money is in my pocket and the ball in Dana White’s court. Clean up the drug mess Dana and tone the bullschidt and hype down a little.

    • Groinstrike

      What are you talking about? The fact so many guys are getting caught proves they are cleaning up. Back when you started watching they didn’t even test guys. You could use steroids right up to the day of the fight.

      • tire iron

        Yes, they are testing more and that is a start, how they handle the cheaters will remain to be seen. What I’m talking about is what I intend to do until I see the results of actions to be taken. You can do whatever you think you need to do.

      • Eric Pope

        Ahm ufc has nothing to do with drug testing or anyother promoter. Law stipulates any professional event must be sanctioned by a state athletic commission,which does drug testing.and they only test more because mma is a lot bigger now, stop giving Dana and the ufc so much credit

        • Teh Book of Octanic Genesis

          The King Ulmo_Vala version of “Teh Book of Octanic Genesis – LAWL Edition 2.0 UR MOM Remix”

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          • sunsn7

            I see you’ve gotten yourself a hold of some of Walter White’s blue stuff!

  • sunsn7

    UFC = WWE hype machine

    Overpriced and overhyped. They try to sell each and every fight like it’s the best fight you’ve ever seen. The way they pump up their events is actually an insult to most fight fans. Someone tell Goldberg to tone it down during broadcasts. Joe Rogan is okay and although I like Goldberg he always seems to add emotional overkill to fight commentary.

    And someone tell Dana White to stop trying to be THE story.

    *Shots out to Maryvale/ WS Phoenix’ own John Moraga!

  • Tony

    I think Dana knew for years that Silva was using. It was his money bag so keep doing what you are doing. Silvas first ever surprise test and he fails . Weidman is one bad dude by dominating a roided striker who’s supposedly the greatest by way of out striking him with a vicious ko